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Thursday, 4 February 2016

10 Interesting Facts about Facebook

Today facebook is celebrating 12th birthday. Facebook is started on 4 feb 2014. So lets know some interesting thinks about facebook

10 Interesting Facts about Facebook

  1. The first person to invest in Facebook was the co-founder of PayPal, Peter Thiel, who invested $500,000 in June 2004.
  2. Facebook has over 350 million active users. More than 35 million users update their status each day, with more than 55 million status updates each day
  3. More than 2.5 billion pictures are uploaded to Facebook each month
  4. The average Facebook user has 130 friends and sends eight friend requests per month.
  5. A recent survey of 500 top colleges found that 10% of admissions officers acknowledged looking at social networking sites such as Facebook to evaluate applicants. Thirty-eight percent of admissions officers said that what they saw negatively affected the applicant
  6. Americans spend 13.9 billion minutes a year on Facebook and five billion minutes on MySpace.
  7. In 2003, Harvard student Mark Zuckerberg created Facemash, where he placed photos of undergraduates side by side so viewers could rank which one was “hotter.” Zuckerberg would later turn Facemash into the now ubiquitous Facebook.
  8. If Facebook were a country, it would be the fifth-largest country in the world, after China, India, the U.S., and Indonesia.
  9. While initially created for college students, Facebook users over the age 26 now represent 60% of the total U.S. Facebook population.
  10. The average Facebook users spend more than 55 minutes a day on the site. They use the Like button nine times a month and write 25 comments each month.

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